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Harvest: Avocados

Harvest: Avocados

Harvest: Avocados

3rd of 4 in the Harvest series – avocados, cut open to show off the green insides and shiny pits. Same approach as the others: start at the bottom and slowly develop a pattern along the way.

These are made with Prismacolor colored pencils, and on this one I used seven colors total: green and yellow for the insides (blended with ivory), grape purple and grass green for the pebbly skins, and brown, dark brown, and yellow (blended with ivory) for the pits. It took a try or two to figure out the right appearance for the pitted halves.

Harvest: Blueberries

Harvest: Blueberries

Harvest: Blueberries

Another fruit in the Harvest series – this time, a little pile of blueberries. This one’s more of an experiment in subtle patterns within a dense texture. I varied the amounts of blues and purples, and tucked in the stem area here and there to aim for something random-looking but balanced. I also made the front/bottom area a higher contrast and slightly bigger so it would give a proper sense of perspective.

Like the persimmons, I started on the bottom and gradually worked my way up. It got a little tricky to avoid a pattern that was too regular. Some areas started to get that fishscale-like regularity, and I found the best way to avoid that was to jump to different parts of the image while laying out the initial blueberry outlines. I think the hand (and eye) tend towards patterns that are both (1) regular in frequency and (2) trailing off in whatever direction you write. It’s the same issue with writing sentences on whiteboards, though (annoyingly) it can happen even on a tiny scale like this. Sometimes the best thing to do is to keep interrupting and switch to something different frequently to insert the randomness yourself.

Harvest: Persimmons

Harvest: Persimmons

Harvest: Persimmons

Here’s a bright little drawing of persimmons from memory. I drew this with Prismacolor pencils to experiment with blending techniques to replicate the muted sheen on the fruit. To get this look, I lightly filled in layer of orange and red and/or brown around the edges, and then pressed hard to blend a peach color for the sheen and orange for the rest. The leaves are a mix of two shades of green, ivory, and a pinkish brown.

I started with the fruits at the bottom and completed each one before moving to the next because I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to add something else in here (a pixie in hiding? a knit fruit? a glass ball? make one float up?). I briefly contemplated an Escher-like transformation of the leaves into birds. I ultimately opted to fill it in as you see because I liked the visual rhythm.

I’d started this illustration a while back during a Two Buck Tuesday event at Kaleid Gallery, and felt compelled to finish it now that we’re well into fall. I’ll be taking it full circle and bringing it back to Kaleid for the annual HARK! Holiday Show and Sale in about a month.

~For Sale~

Unless otherwise noted, all pieces shown here are original art for sale. Fine art prints (giclee on watercolor, or printed on maple) can also be created at 8×10, and for some pieces, as large as 2x the original size. Ask me!

 

Fine Art

Corridor

Corridor • 13.5″x13.5″ framed (Works/SJ silent auction now ’til Dec. 2nd; prints also available)

A Seat At the Bar

A Seat At the Bar • 12″x12″ (prints only)

Elevate

Elevate • 48″ x 36″ (prints only)

Chinese Folktale calendar repaints

Chinese Folktale calendar repaints • each 12.5″ x ~31″ (all available except Rabbit In the Moon)

The Raven

The Raven • 28.125″x34.125″ framed

Escalation

Escalation • 25.25″ x 14.75″ framed

Seek Expression Not Escalation (T-shirt)

Seek Expression Not Escalation (T-shirt)

Untapped

Untapped • 24″x12″ framed

The Complete Tomato

The Complete Tomato • 13.5″x13.5″ framed (prints or rental only)

Prior Art series

Emilio Sets Type

Emilio Sets Type • 19.5″x25.5″ framed

The Ceramic Type of Bi Sheng

The Ceramic Type of Bi Sheng • 13.5″x16.5″ framed

Omid & Ashlea See the World

Omid & Ashlea See the World • 19.5″x25.5″ framed

Stereograph Selfie

Stereograph Selfie • 16.5″x13.5″ framed

Marcela Animates

Marcela Animates • 19.5″x25.5″ framed

Wheel of the Devil ~ Wheel of Life

Wheel of the Devil ~ Wheel of Life • 13.5″x16.5″ framed

Jillian Adjusts the Tone

Jillian Adjusts the Tone • 19.5″x25.5″ framed

Yin & Yang / Dodge & Burn

Yin & Yang / Dodge & Burn • 16.5″x13.5″ framed

Shirley Card Distortion

Shirley Card Distortion • 12.5″x10.5″ framed

Deb Trims the Screen

Deb Trims the Screen • 19.5″x25.5″ framed

Year 24 Group (Incomplete)

Year 24 Group (Incomplete) • 13.5″x16.5″ framed

Quicksilver Ambition

Quicksilver Ambition • 12.5″x10.5″ framed

True-to-Life Fidelity

True-to-Life Fidelity • 16.5″x13.5″ framed

The Art of Splicing

The Art of Splicing • 12.5″x10.5″ framed

Steve Plans the Transition

Steve Plans the Transition • 19.5″x25.5″ framed

Mix It Up

Mix It Up • 12.5″x10.5″ framed

Statement series

Statement I

Statement I • 8″x10″

Statement II

Statement II • 10″x8″

Statement III

Statement III • 8″x10″

Statement IV

Statement IV • 10″x8″

Statement V

Statement V • 8″x10″

Statement VI

Statement VI • 10″x8″ (prints or rental only)

Statement VII

Statement VII • 8″x10″

Statement VIII

Statement VIII • 10″x8″

Original Illustrations

Harvest: Avocados

Harvest: Avocados • 5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

Harvest: Blueberries

Harvest: Blueberries • 5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

Harvest: Persimmons

Harvest: Persimmons • 5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

Cat's In the Cradle

Cat’s In the Cradle • 12″ x 12″

The Man In the Moon

The Man In the Moon • 12″ x 12″

Roots: Carrot

Roots: Carrot • 8″ x 10″ framed

Roots: Garlic

Roots: Garlic • 8″ x 10″ framed

Roots: Ginger

Roots: Ginger • 8″ x 10″ framed

Roots: Lettuce

Roots: Lettuce • 8″ x 10″ framed

Roots: Onion

Roots: Onion • 8″ x 10″ framed

Roots: Potato

Roots: Potato • 8″ x 10″ framed

Roots: Radish

Roots: Radish • 8″ x 10″ framed

Peace, Love, and Understanding I

Peace, Love, and Understanding I • 7.5″x8″ framed

Peace, Love, and Understanding II

Peace, Love, and Understanding II • 7.5″x8″ framed

Peace, Love, and Understanding IV

Peace, Love, and Understanding IV • 7.5″x8″ framed

Creepy Ancestors

Creepy Ancestors • 3.2″x4.2″ (multiple available)

Edith O'Gorman

Edith O’ Gorman (Language of Flowers) • 10″x12.5″ framed

Me, My Purse, and I

Me, My Purse, and I • 13.5″x13.5″

Bathers I

Bathers I • 9.75″ x 11.75″ framed

Bathers II

Bathers II • 9.75″ x 11.75″ framed

Bathers III

Bathers III • 9.75″ x 11.75″ framed

Bathers IV

Bathers IV • 9.75″ x 11.75″ framed

Bathers V

Bathers V • 9.75″ x 11.75″ framed

Bathers VI

Bathers VI • 9.75″ x 11.75″ framed

Bob Marley

Bob Marley • ~16″x22″

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks • ~16″x22″

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper • ~16″x22″

Eddie Vedder

Eddie Vedder • ~16″x22″

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper • ~16″x22″

Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic • ~16″x22″

Tina Turner

Tina Turner • ~16″x22″

Figures

Series 1: Craft (Sandy)

Series 1: Craft (Sandy) • ~4.5″, comes w/ display box

Series 1: Craft (Birdy)

Series 1: Craft (Birdy) • ~4.5″, comes w/ display box

Series 1: Craft (Glam)

Series 1: Craft (Glam) • ~4.5″, comes w/ display box

Series 1: Craft (Forest)

Series 1: Craft (Forest) • ~4.5″, comes w/ display box

Series 1: Craft (Woody)

Series 1: Craft (Woody) • ~4.5″, comes w/ display box

Series 1: Craft (Pup)

Series 1: Craft (Pup) • ~4.5″, comes w/ display box

Illustration

Decorative

Harvest: Avocados

Harvest: Avocados • 5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

Harvest: Blueberries

Harvest: Blueberries • 5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

Harvest: Persimmons

Harvest: Persimmons • 5.75″ x 5.75″ framed

Cat's In the Cradle series • 3 paintings

Cat’s In the Cradle series • 3 paintings

Roots series

Roots • 7 illustrations

Chinese Folktale Calendar Re-Paints • 6 paintings

Chinese Folktale Calendar Re-Paints • 6 paintings

Peace, Love, and Understanding series

Peace, Love, and Understanding • 4 illustrations

Creepy Ancestors

Creepy Ancestors • 3.2″x4.2″

Bathers series

Bathers • 8 illustrations

Belva Lockwood

Belva Lockwood (Language of Flowers) • 2016

Edith O'Gorman

Edith O’ Gorman (Language of Flowers) • 2015

Little Creatures of Love

Little Creatures of Love • 2016, 6″ x 6″

At the Paris Exhibition, 1900

At the Paris Exhibition, 1900 • 14.25″ x 17.25″

Bathers series

Waiting & Watching • 2015, 11″ x 9″

Trilogy of Munchies series

Trilogy of Munchies • 3 illustrations

Musicians

Musicians • 11 portraits

Series 1: Craft

Series 1: Craft • 11 vinyl toys

Characters

Customer Journey Map

Customer Journey Map • 2016

Inktober '14: George

Inktober ’14: George • 7 sketches

Inktober '14: Maddie

Inktober ’14: Maddie • 6 sketches

Inktober '14: Michael

Inktober ’14: Michael • 6 sketches

Inktober '14: Roshan

Inktober ’14: Roshan • 7 sketches

Sketches

Bathers series

Rebus Time

Steampunk Katherine

Steampunk • 7 sketches

Aquarium Gaze sketch

Aquarium Gaze sketch

Sea creature

Sea creature

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Life drawing sketches

Life drawing • 6 sketches

In a Houdini mood

In a Houdini mood

PS3 Controller pointilism

PS3 Controller pointilism

Smoker sketch

Smoker sketch

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

Sketchbooks

Japantown SJ

Japantown SJ

Undefined Variables pt.4

Undefined Variables pt.4 • 12 sketches

Undefined Variables pt.3

Undefined Variables pt.3 • 12 sketches

Undefined Variables pt.2

Undefined Variables pt.2 • 10 sketches

Undefined Variables pt.1

Undefined Variables pt.1 • 13 sketches

Object Oriented pt.4

Object Oriented pt.1 • 11 sketches

Object Oriented pt.2

Object Oriented pt.2 • 14 sketches

Object Oriented pt.3

Object Oriented pt.3 • 12 sketches

Object Oriented pt.4

Object Oriented pt.4 • 12 sketches